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Alexander The Great: Conquest and Legacy Lisa Raney Ashworth University Author Note Lisa Raney, AC1200190, Ashworth University. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Lisa Raney, E-mail: lraney@wacsd.com Alexander The Great: Conquest and Legacy Alexander would become one of the greatest leaders of the world. Philip II (Alexander’s father) began preparing him for battles at an early age. Between the ages of 13 to 16 Alexander was taught by Aristotle who game him the interest in medicine, philosophy an of course scientific desire(m.eb.com/topic/14224). Philip II was assonated after one of the battles. This tragedy would be Alexander’s beginning to become a great leader over the next 12 years. The first battle he faced was when he was left in charge by his father. Philip II left to attach Byzantium. Alexander defeated the Maedi; then two years later he fought with his father at the Battle of Chaeronea. The Allied Greek states were beaten (m.eb.com/topic/14224). He then set out to conqueror Persia (it was his fathers dream). The Persian army out numbered Alexander but that did not stop him. Alexander and his army occupied the coastline (Arrian 1976, pg13-19). The battle of Issus was fought on a small field and that gave the Macedonians the upper hand and another conquest was completed. When the Persian King, Darius III was overthrown Alexander’s army extended from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River. He then turned to the Indian sub continent. This kingdom extended from the Indus to the Hydaspes (Tripath; 1999 pp118-121). When Alexander conquered Egypt, he took the traditional title of Pharaoh and named the first of many cities after. “Alexandria” still remains one of Egypt’s important cities. His final conquest was when he invaded Punjab. After this journey Alexander wanted to

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